Monday, November 7, 2011

'Occupy Brownsville' Marches Over Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall

Marchers brought coffins to Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn and marched over the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to bring attention to the unacceptable level of gun violence in the city. The "Ride. March. Rally." started out in Brownsville where Zurana Horton, a mother of 12, was recently shot and killed as she shielded children from a hail of bullets.

City Councilman Charles Barron headed up the march over the bridge to City Hall. Many of the participants carried signs bearing photos of children killed in gang violence.

Marchers said that poverty, unemployment and the lack of centers for youth create a climate of violence. The event was organized by the National Action Network (headed by Rev. Al Sharpton), with the groups Man Up, King of Kings Foundation, and I Love My Life.

Photos by MK Metz

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